BlueVoyant | July 05, 2022
BlueVoyant, a rock-solid cyber defense platform company converging internal and external security, today announced it has won the 2022 Microsoft Security U.S. (MSUS) Partner of the Year award.
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners who have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services, and devices during the past year. The MSUS Partner Awards were created to supplement Microsoft's Partner of the Year program, both of which recognize outstanding work by Microsoft partners. The MSUS awards highlight US-specific partner impact.
"BlueVoyant and Microsoft both recognize that cybersecurity is a team sport. "BlueVoyant has developed enablement technologies and scalable services to help customers maximize their Microsoft Security investments — bringing together the very best of both companies to drive the outcomes our customers demand. We are honored that Microsoft named BlueVoyant its prestigious U.S. Security Partner of the Year, among other recent accolades. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Microsoft to deliver the very best in cybersecurity to our joint customers."
Milan Patel, global head of managed security services (MSS) at BlueVoyant
The MSUS Partner of the Year Award recognizes BlueVoyant's commitment and trust that stands behind the company's cloud-native and outcomes-based platform, BlueVoyant Elements™. The platform helps companies across a variety of industries improve their cyber defense posture. Elements not only continuously monitors for problems, but also takes action against any vulnerabilities, risks, or threats, usually in a matter of minutes. The platform is based on three key pillars that help give clients the advantage over attackers — technology, telemetry, and talent. BlueVoyant has more than 700 customers, and 650 employees across five continents, with a proven track record of sustained high growth.
The U.S. Security Partner of the Year award is the latest in a long list of accolades BlueVoyant has won from Microsoft. In 2021, BlueVoyant was named a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Winner for Top MDR (Managed Detection and Response) Team. BlueVoyant was a 2022 finalist in the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards for Security MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) of the Year. In addition, the company is a finalist for the Microsoft Canada 2022 Impact Awards in two categories — Healthcare Impact Award and Security Impact Award. BlueVoyant was also named as one of Microsoft's top 150 managed security partners.
In May, BlueVoyant announced that the company was a key design partner for Microsoft's three new security services, including Microsoft Security Experts for hunting, a proactive threat hunting expert service; Microsoft Security Experts for XDR, a new hunting service that extends beyond endpoint hunting; and Microsoft Enterprise Security Services for customers looking for more tailored, hands-on help with security posture management, modernization and proactive hunting.
BlueVoyant converges internal and external cyber defense capabilities into an outcomes-based, cloud-native platform called BlueVoyant Elements™. Elements continuously monitors your network, endpoints, attack surface, and supply chain as well as the open, deep, and dark web for vulnerabilities, risks, and threats; and takes action to protect your business, leveraging both machine learning-driven automation and human-led expertise. Elements can be deployed as independent solutions or together as a full-spectrum cyber defense platform. BlueVoyant's approach to cyber defense revolves around three key pillars — technology, telemetry, and talent — that deliver rock-solid cyber defense capabilities to more than 700 customers across the globe.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
BeyondTrust | September 19, 2022
BeyondTrust, the leader in intelligent identity and access security, announced today a new strategic partnership with NCS Group, a leading technology services firm that provides services and solutions in consulting, digital, technology, cybersecurity and more. A strong player in identity security, NCS will be using the technology provided by BeyondTrust to offer companies best practice solutions in Privileged Access Management (PAM), a core component of enabling Zero Trust security.
Organisations today are evolving as a result of digital transformation, an accelerating shift to cloud, and an expanded remote workforce. However, these changes are also creating an increase in vulnerable endpoints and remote access, as well as a large number of digital identities that pose a significant cybersecurity risk if left unmanaged and unsecured. According to Gartner, unauthorised privileged access is now the primary method that threat attackers use to infiltrate an organisation's systems and network.
"From the rise of ransomware to an increased focus on digital transformation and Zero Trust strategies, it is a critical time for organisations to be equipped with solutions that can secure identities, safeguard access for remote employees, and strengthen endpoint security across hybrid environments. "Through this partnership, BeyondTrust and NCS will enable organisations in Asia Pacific with our Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions to address these cybersecurity challenges."
Ben Wong, Director of Channel and Alliance for Asia Pacific & Japan at BeyondTrust
"When organisations think of access management, they may only think of traditional password management – and that should not be the case. There is an urgent need for organisations to implement more advanced endpoint security and access management solutions and many are still playing catch up in this area," said Mr. Wong. "This partnership with NCS enables us to provide tailored PAM solutions to customers across a wide range of industries from government to the commercial sectors. Combining the skills and experience of NCS with BeyondTrust's leading portfolio of PAM solutions will help their customers defend against the evolving threat landscape."
BeyondTrust is a leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for PAM for the fourth year running, with a comprehensive PAM portfolio that enables identity and access security that is monitored, managed, secured, and just-in-time, and includes these solutions::
Privileged Password Management
Secure Remote Access
Endpoint Privilege Management
Cloud Security Management
About NCS Group
NCS, a subsidiary of Singtel Group, is a leading technology services firm with presence in Asia Pacific and partners with governments and enterprises to advance communities through technology. Combining the experience and expertise of its 10,000-strong team across 55 specialisations, NCS provides differentiated and end-to-end technology services to clients with its NEXT capabilities in digital, cloud and platforms, as well as core offerings in application, infrastructure, engineering and cybersecurity. NCS also believes in building a strong partner ecosystem with leading technology players, research institutions and start-ups to support open innovation and co-creation. For more information, visit ncs.co.
BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, empowering organisations to protect identities, stop threats, and deliver dynamic access to empower and secure a work-from-anywhere world. Our integrated products and platform offer the industry's most advanced privileged access management (PAM) solution, enabling organizations to quickly shrink their attack surface across traditional, cloud and hybrid environments.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Synack | September 13, 2022
Synack, a premier platform for on-demand security expertise, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) and is available through integration with Microsoft Sentinel, giving enterprises globally seamless access to a worldwide network of top security researchers working around the clock to protect their cloud assets.
Becoming part of MISA, an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers, builds on a growing collaboration between Synack and Microsoft and is a testament to both organizations' commitment to providing easier, more flexible and scalable cybersecurity solutions.
Microsoft Sentinel is a cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution designed to reduce unnecessary friction in the vulnerability remediation process. It also provides early threat detection and rapid response to sophisticated attacks to facilitate shorter resolution times and lower the number of security incidents.
"Our integration with Microsoft Sentinel couldn't be more timely and important today as organizations everywhere are scrambling to find enough skilled practitioners to protect them against punishing cyberattacks. We help solve that talent gap with our platform that combines a powerful network of ethical hackers with the most advanced technology. "We look forward to building on this important relationship with Microsoft."
Jay Kaplan, Synack's CEO
Cyberattacks on cloud environments are expected to increase, putting enterprises and critical infrastructure providers at greater risk of supply chain, ransomware and nation-state attacks. As a result of these threats, the Biden administration has called on organizations to deploy third-party testing "to test the security of your systems and your ability to defend against a sophisticated attack. Many ransomware criminals are aggressive and sophisticated and will find the equivalent of unlocked doors." The Synack integration with Microsoft Sentinel enables customers to respond to this challenge.
"Members of MISA integrate their security solutions with Microsoft's security technology to gain more signal, increase visibility and better protect against threats. By extending Microsoft's security capabilities across the ecosystem, we help our shared customers to succeed," said Maria Thomson, Microsoft Intelligent Security Association Lead. "This vibrant security ecosystem is valuable to our shared customer base because it reduces the cost and complexity of integrating disparate security tools."
Synack will deliver insights through its Microsoft Sentinel integration, enabling security teams to correlate these findings with Microsoft Sentinel data to gain end-to-end visibility, comprehensively investigate and take action on threats.
In addition to the Microsoft Sentinel integration and MISA membership, Synack also recently announced another integration with Microsoft's Security and Compliance for Cloud Infrastructure solution that will further enhance Microsoft Azure protections.
Synack's premier on-demand security testing platform harnesses a talented, vetted community of security researchers and smart technology to deliver continuous penetration testing and vulnerability management, with actionable results. We are committed to making the world more secure by closing the cybersecurity skills gap, giving organizations on-demand access to the most-trusted security researchers in the world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional teams around the world, Synack protects global banks, federal agencies, DoD classified assets and more than $6 trillion in Fortune 500 and Global 2000 revenue.